Length is perfect for a finch friendly garden, saves me from topping up everyday. Looks great but is a poor design in practice, with cheap manufacturing. With a large songbird population in the garden I play it safe and follow the rsbp guidelines to clean the feeders regularly to prevent spread of disease. If you clean every 6 weeks as I do, expect this to last a season. Disassembling for cleaning is time consuming requiring needle nose pliers as well as the usual screwdriver. Higher quality feeders have a thread one end preventing the need for a separate nut that can ping off if you are not expecting it. Also, base piece is secured by pins going into the plastic of the tube. After a few cleans the plastic begins to split - I had to strengthen mine with duck tape. Finally, if you buy the matching saucer / tray, again it looks great but the poor design used to attach the plastic tube to the base means the saucer never fits tightly to the base plate allowing it to move quite a lot. It always looks off centre and worse, seeds get trapped under the base plate and start to rot. Again, no thread on the part to attach the saucer to the base plate, just a nut that is lightly welded on. That soon falls off meaning you can no longer reattach it. In short - great a disposal bird feeder for a season but I'm going to pay more and get one that is more robust. I found the saucer tray fantastic for cutting down the overspill while it lasted so will to find one built in.